|This launch of Circus Mania|
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(L-R: Gerry Cottle,
author Douglas McPherson,
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It’s here! After a year of writing, researching and waiting for it to roll off the printers, it was wonderful to walk into the launch at Circus Space on World Circus Day and see piles of freshly minted Circus Mania! books laid out on the table!
My hat is off to Peter Owen Publishers for the fantastic job they’ve done with Circus Mania! The cover looks superb, the colour photos have printed beautifully and the opening pages (including the traditional welcome “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...”) perfectly capture the atmosphere of going to the circus.
Circus Space, the UK’s leading circus school, also proved magnificent hosts for the book launch. The
|Circus Space hosted|
the Circus Mania
It was the first really hot day of the year and doors opened onto a sunny terrace, adding to the relaxed and happy time had by all.
Circus grandee Gerry Cottle came along and made a nice speech saying how he thought Circus Mania! would be a good boost to the circus industry. Dr Haze, the undead ringmaster from the Circus of Horrors was there, too, and graciously signed books for the fans.
Finally, I must thank everyone who came along to buy the very first books off the press. As I inscribed the books for them, “May all your days be Circus Days!”
A feature on the launch of
in Writers' Forum
Click here to read the behind-the-scenes juggling that went into the Circus Mania launch party.
|A certificate from|
Princess Stephanie of Monaco
for participating in the first
World Circus Day
with the launch of